Planning & Zoning

WHILE THE COURTHOUSE/OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, (INCLUDING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND PLANNING/ZONING),  WILL BE OPERATING ON A LIMITED AVAILABILITY/STAFFING BASIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER AND ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION REGARDING ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES/CONSTRUCTION; (which focuses on critical infrastructure and emergency home repairs). 

FOR ALL BUSINESS, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE CONTACT US BY E-MAIL AT buildingdept@clinton-county.org OR BY PHONE AT 989-224-5181 TO DETERMINE THE BEST METHOD TO ASSIST YOU. 

Link to the State Attorney General’s opinion regarding “Is construction allowed under the executive order”?


The Department of Community Development (Office of Planning and Zoning) is charged with the responsibility of implementing land use and development policies and the enforcement of land use and zoning ordinances for the unincorporated portions of Clinton County. The department staffs the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and participates with other committees involved in land use planning and related activities.

The Department is also actively involved with County and Township officials and citizenry in the development and making recommendations to the County implementation of sound land use and economic development policy that will encourage residential development, business growth, industrial development and agricultural open space preservation within the County.

The Clinton County Comprehensive Development Plan was adopted during the fall of 2002. The Clinton County Zoning Ordinance was adopted on May 21, 2005. The Comprehensive Plan was updated and approved by the Clinton County Planning Commission on October 9, 2008 and adopted by the Board of Commissioners on October 28, 2008.